The early mistake I made in WordPress development was trying to do it all myself, even though it was an Open Source project. In the WordPress community a consistent theme has been that the more people contribute their best work the better the end product is, and my primary job is just to get out of the way. It took me a while to learn that, but now it’s ingrained.
Our iPad-optimized view is app-like in its functionality, but pure HTML5 goodness on the backend: it supports touch interactions, swiping, rotation, and many other features of the iPad.
WordPress 3.1 was released Tuesday with this note from its founder Matt Mullenweg.
There’s a bucket of candy for developers as well, including our new Post Formats support which makes it easy for themes to create portable tumblelogs with different styling for different types of posts, new CMS capabilities like archive pages for custom content types, a new Network Admin, an overhaul of the import and export system, and the ability to perform advanced taxonomy and custom fields queries.
With the 3.1 release, WordPress is more of a CMS than ever before. The only limit to what you can build is your imagination.
We like WordPress. We like it a whole lot. And so too do others throughout the online world. It’s pretty much the most popular blogging engine around and is used by news organizations like Reuters, Time, the New York Times, CNN, Le Monde, Fortune and the BBC.
We also like Tumblr and take WordPress’ imitation of Tumblry features as their sincerest form of flattery yet.
Have taken a look at your WP site and am impressed and the WordPress Tumblrize plugin is a good one.
We’ve played with it a bit and found that it works best when we set our WP post to Tumble as a text post. Otherwise, we find it a bit of a crap shoot if we try to post as a Photo, Video, etc., especially since we use a lot of Custom Fields.
End WP nerdery.
Other than that, as I wrote in the Tumblr v WordPress post, I absolutely agree with you on the best of both worlds idea. If you have the bandwidth, it shouldn’t be an either/or proposition but instead both/and.
Thanks for the feedback.